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SARATOGA SPRINGS — The 19th Annual Chowderfest will take place 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4. Downtown visitors will be able stroll among the event’s 80 participating establishments, sample a three-ounce serving of chowder for $1 per cup, and vote for their favorite selections. The awards ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center. Last year, more than 40,000 people attended Chowderfest and more than 130,000 samples of chowder were…
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Extending the Greenbelt trail and combatting racism. Developing more affordable housing, diversifying the city’s economic portfolio and forging new collaborations with Nashville, Tennessee, and the Land of the Rising Sun are among the mayor’s goals for Saratoga Springs in 2017. Approximately 250 city residents, business leaders, elected officials, and a handful of political hopefuls considering a future career in city government gathered on Monday night in the Sen. Joseph L. Bruno Meeting Room at the Saratoga Springs…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Two Saratoga Springs students have qualified for USA Climbing’s national championships to be held February 10-12 at the Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT. Vincent Sablich, who is a 9th grader at Saratoga Springs High School, has been climbing competitively with USA Climbing for five years. He has made it to Regionals and Divisionals all five years and to Nationals in winter 2015 for Bouldering and summer 2015 for Sport and Speed. Sablich trains four…
SEDC to Launch Innovative Incubator SARATOGA COUNTY – Polish up those ideas because, come Spring, the Saratoga Economic Development Agency (SEDC) is launching an incubator that models innovative entrepreneurial support systems straight out of Silicon Valley, partly by looking at failure and eligibility a little differently than most. Executive Director of the Clarkson University Shipley Center for Innovation Matt Draper said an entrepreneur who has experienced failure, or an entrepreneur with an idea that would never head to the stock…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Wednesday’s “Special” City Council meeting lived up to its noteworthy title: so special it was that it never took place. The meeting was called to discuss funding for the May 30 special election when voters will be asked to decide whether to maintain the status quo of the city’s century-old commission form of governing, or change to a council-manager form. Following eight months of committee meetings, community surveys and interviews conducted with city employees, the Charter Review…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — A week-long effort by Shelters of Saratoga is currently underway to create a real-time, by-name registry of the homeless population in Saratoga Springs. The data gathered from surveys, which are voluntary, will provide the community knowledge of the needs of people experiencing homelessness, and the work that needs to be done to end homelessness in Saratoga Springs, organizers say. “Registry Week” has taken place in 186 other US communities. This is the first time it is being…
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Ten new buildings, a five-story hotel, more than 400 residential units and nearly 30,000 square feet of retail space may soon rise from the rustic landscape of the city’s west side. The city’s Land Use boards are evaluating two projects that seek to develop a stretch of vacant land from the south end of the Saratoga Springs train station to Washington Street/ Route 29, and just west of West Avenue. “You are looking at significant development,” said…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Saturday, Jan. 21, Habitat for Humanity welcomed volunteers to its first annual “Women Build” event at 26 Cherry Street in the city of Saratoga Springs. Dozens of women of all ages were on hand to help make the dream of home ownership a reality for two very excited families. The duplex under construction is expected to be completed by Spring. Habitat for Humanity’s goal for 2017 is to build three homes within the city limits and…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Ten new buildings, a five-story hotel, more than 400 residential units and nearly 30,000 square feet of retail space may soon rise from the rustic landscape of the city’s west side. The city’s Land Use boards are evaluating two projects that seek to develop a stretch of vacant land from the south end of the Saratoga Springs train station to Washington Street/ Route 29, and just west of West Avenue. “You are looking at significant development,” said…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — If all goes according to plan, city residents will vote in a special election on May 30 that may alter the way Saratoga Springs has been governed since its incorporation as a city in 1915. Plans call for a ballot providing voters with two options: keep the current City Charter and the commission form of governing as is, or revise the charter with a new form of governing. That proposed new form - the council-manager form of…
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Police Blotter

  • COURTS Wilfredo F. Diaz, 44, was found guilty on Feb. 10 of two counts of predatory sexual assault and one…
  • COURTS Vanessa A. French, 45, of Halfmoon, was sentenced on Jan. 26 to five days in jail and five years…
  • COURTS Randy Meyer, 24, of Waterford, pleaded on Jan. 20 to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance. Sentencing scheduled…
  • COURTS Joshua Noll, 27, of Gansevoort, pleaded on Jan. 19 to felony DWI and second-degree vehicular assault in connection with…
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